Tales from the Trail

Puppets and protest fill ‘free speech zone’

By Reuters Staff
October 29, 2015

Jeb Bush (L) and Marco Rubio puppets accompanied a student protest at the “Free Speech Zone” at the University of Colorado’s Business Field, while the candidates gathered across the street for a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Evan Semon

Rubio turns the tables on Bush for his missed votes

By Erin McPike
October 29, 2015

Under fire for missing more votes than any other senator, presidential candidate and Florida senator Marco Rubio blamed liberal media for hyping the issue.

Iowa to Cruz: Don’t count your endorsements before you’re endorsed

October 28, 2015

Iowa can be a real stunner.

Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowa-based Family Leader, said on Wednesday he was “stunned” by a recent news report saying the presidential campaign of Republican Ted Cruz expected the conservative group  to endorse Cruz.

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Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House

By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell
October 28, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson gestures towards Trump during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures towards Donald Trump (R) during the second official GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Fiorina blasts Clinton during Facebook Q&A

October 26, 2015

Republican Carly Fiorina used an online question and answer session to attack Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, labeling the former secretary of state “the epitome of the professional political class.”

Blasé Bush goes blah, blah, bah

October 26, 2015

Faced with reports that he’d been forced to slash his campaign payroll by as much as 40 percent, Republican Jeb Bush appeared positively blasé over the weekend.

Trump’s teeny tiny $1-million loan from daddy

October 26, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show in New York

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show in New York, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Eisen/NBC’s TODAY/Handout

Republicans? They’re like Grumpy Cat, Obama says

October 23, 2015

By Megan Cassella

The ubiquitous internet meme “Grumpy Cat” took over the internet when it gained fame in 2012, but on Friday it found a new platform: President Barack Obama, who mimicked it to describe the current state of the Republican Party.

Trump intern on Twitter gaffe: It wasn’t me

October 23, 2015

An intern for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign won’t take the fall for a recent gaffe that came from the Republican frontrunner’s official Twitter account, International Business Times reported.

Benghazi hearing: The question that made Clinton laugh

October 23, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to reporters' questions as she exits the hearing room for a lunch break from testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to reporters’ questions as she exits the hearing room for a lunch break from testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron